Draft Grade: B
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Blumpkin Bunch couldn't weave their first overall selection into fantasy gold. They're projected to end up sixth in Yahoo Public 498786 League with a mark of 7-7-0 (1,429 points). Blumpkin Bunch stocked up on pass-catching weapons early on, using three of their first five selections to pick up WRs Demaryius Thomas (third round), Danny Amendola (fourth round), and Eric Decker (fifth round). They ended up with the highest-scoring trio of RBs in the league, as they picked up Adrian Peterson, Chris Ivory and Reggie Bush for their fantasy stable.
The Season Ahead
With the most players (3) and most projected fantasy points on bye, Week 9 is shaping up to be a tricky one for Blumpkin Bunch. From a projected points standpoint, they have a less-challenging-than-average schedule. Along with the fourth-easiest overall schedule, both the first four games and last four games of the season are about league-average difficulty for Blumpkin Bunch. Starting in Week 1, Blumpkin Bunch will have to navigate a tricky part of the schedule, squaring off against projected top-tier teams in the league three times in a five-game span.
- Strongest Position: K is one of two positional groups projected to beat their slot's league average on Blumpkin Bunch (along with RB). Of the two groups, K is projected to be the best unit on the squad, topping the league average for that position by 17.0%.
- On Autopilot: Picking starting WRs should be academic most weeks for Blumpkin Bunch, as there's a healthy projected points difference between their third-ranked (Danny Amendola) and fourth-ranked (Vincent Brown) WRs.
- Team of Champions: Blumpkin Bunch has a lineup sprinkled with proven fantasy winners. Across all Yahoo! leagues last season, four of their players finished among the top 20 in percentage of times on a championship roster. They include Adrian Peterson, Drew Brees, and Demaryius Thomas.
- Biggest Steal: Blumpkin Bunch may have found a steal in the ninth round, grabbing Reggie Bush (81st overall pick vs. ADP of 59.0).
- Consistency Is My Middle Name: With six consistent players among their 15 picks, Blumpkin Bunch is looking for reliable help.
- Aging Stars: The top half of the roster (from a projected points perspective) is relatively old (ranked No. 2 in the league with an average of 7.6 years of NFL experience), whereas the bottom half is fairly young (No. 10 with 4.5 years).
Toyota Top Picks
- A. Peterson
1st Round (1st Pick)
With 270 projected fantasy points (41.5% more than the average RB), Adrian Peterson leads all RBs in that category.
- Drew Brees
2nd Round (20th Pick)
Blumpkin Bunch drafted the most explosive QB in the league in Drew Brees. He is projected to lead NFL QBs in both plays over 40 yards with 11.8 and TDs over 40 yards with 4.5.
- D. Thomas
3rd Round (21st Pick)
Demaryius Thomas ranks fifth in the league among WRs with 179 projected fantasy points, 34.6% higher than the average at that position.
- Danny Amendola
4th Round (40th Pick)
Hands Team: Danny Amendola is a reception machine. He is projected to catch an NFL-leading 106 balls this year.
- Eric Decker
5th Round (41st Pick)
Biggest Reach: Blumpkin Bunch may have reached a bit for their fifth-round choice. Eric Decker, taken with the 41st overall pick, has an ADP of 53.0 across all Yahoo! leagues.
Calling an Audible
While Blumpkin Bunch is projected to have four subpar positions, TE is clearly their worst unit (28.1% below the league average at that position).
The following undrafted players may be worth considering:
Rank: 181 ADP: 125.56
Rank: 184 ADP: 121.49
Rank: 197 ADP: 124.94
Rank: 212 ADP: 120.64
- Player Points by Bye WeekPointsEach bar represents the total projected season points for each player that's on bye that week. This chart shows any potential bye week issues.
- Pick Number Minus ADPPick NumberBars above zero indicate a pick was selected later than a player's ADP. Bars below zero show players that were taken earlier than their ADP.
- Avg Points by Position vs LeagueTeam LeagueThe average projected points for all the players at each position versus the average projected points for all players at that position in the league.
- Schedule by Opponent PointsWeekWeek-by-week schedule with each opponent's projected season points. This chart shows any difficult or easy stretches in the schedule.
How We Grade
Draft grades are based strictly on teams' draft performances. This is calculated by counting the number of fantasy points teams are projected to score over the course of the season using their optimal line-ups. The grades do not take schedule into account. Because of bye weeks and other variables it is possible to earn a high grade yet be projected to finish in the middle of the pack. The opposite is also true. Bottom line: Fantasy Football is like the real game. You can draft the greatest talent in the world but you still need to manage your team every week to get the most out of that talent. As a wise man once said, "On any given Sunday..."